ANALYSIS OF A SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATOR FOR SHIP PROPULSION

Application of superconducting electrical machinery to ship propulsion yields light weight and small volume propulsion plants with increased system efficiency, reliability and lower cost. Such propulsion systems might be the only feasible answer for high performance ship types. A design method for two-pole synchronous machine with superconducting field winding is developed which will survive even under the worse fault conditions. Iron shielded machines with the effects of higher harmonics and partial winding angles are considered. The method is then adapted to a computer program for ease of obtaining minimum volume and weight machines. The results are compared with 20,000 HP conventional propulsion generator. It is shown that great weight and volume savings are possible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Denizmen, K A
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00048381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM